When George Stephanopoulos asked National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster about this this morning, he smiled and said, “It appears to be so, that’s where the rockets and missiles are coming from, is North Korea.” McMaster drew this unhappy lot just two days after he was asked to translate yet another one of Trump’s gaffes-by-tweet.
“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” is what Theresa May said.
Being the good soldier, McMaster defended his leader, insisting that Trump wasn’t speculating. “I think if there was a terrorist attack here, God forbid, that we would say they are in the sights of the FBI. So I think he didn’t mean anything beyond that.”
“I’m sorry, I’m not clear,” a reporter at the White House replied. “He was saying generally terrorists are a focus of Scotland Yard or what he saying in this specific incident Scotland Yard knew they were coming?”
“I think he means generally,” McMaster replied.
Really? Generally speaking, everything in this country happens “in the sights of the FBI?” Now, does that mean eye sight, naked eye, or in the cross-hair sights of a gun, or a security camera’s sights — oh never mind.
I wouldn’t want to have H.R. McMaster’s job. Whatever they’re paying him, combat pay, even, it isn’t enough. Do you suppose that in his memoirs, McMaster will claim that Trump used Nixon’s “Madman Theory?”
I call it the Madman Theory, Bob. I want the North Vietnamese to believe I’ve reached the point where I might do anything to stop the war. We’ll just slip the word to them that, “for God’s sake, you know Nixon is obsessed about communism. We can’t restrain him when he’s angry—and he has his hand on the nuclear button” and Ho Chi Minh himself will be in Paris in two days begging for peace.
The only problem with this is that Trump, like Scarecrow doesn’t have a brain and everybody knows it. Come to think of it, he doesn’t have a heart, nor courage either.